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Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

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Explore the volcanic landscapes of Timanfaya National Park, a mountainous area that has been frozen in time since the greatest recorded eruptions took place nearly 300 years ago. This national park forms the core area of a protected biosphere reserve. Access to the park is strictly regulated to guard its delicate wildlife, with only a few footpaths and a short rustic route you can explore by camel. The admission fee includes a bus tour around the interior of the park, with a narrated history of the area in several languages. Located just outside the northern limits of the park is an informative visitor center, with permanent displays and audio-visual presentations explaining the origins of the island and the volcanic activity that formed the park’s unusual scenery. Make Timanfaya National Park a centerpiece of your Lanzarote vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lanzarote itinerary planner.
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  • The volcanoes of Timanfaya erupted over and over between 1730 and 1736. A vast area of south western Lanzarote was covered in lava. Now, in 2017, it still looks like it just happened, last week. It is...  more »
  • This is a magical area that you can only access by car and bus....no walkers allowed and a one way system for vehicles. We went on an organised trip via a coach and that is what I would recommend as t...  more »
  • we were in this place early enought (9 a.m.); then you can park close to the place the buses leave; you can get a bus right away and after an interesting tour of about 1 hour we had seen everything. O...  more »
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  • Highly recommend this to anybody interested in great landscape and has an interest in natural history. You pay to park in the car park and then you get on a packed coach, then driven around some of the park. Like many others say, it would have been nice to have photo stops. The coach although nice, had highly reflective Windows. So that ideal photo from the bus often have a ghost reflection of either your loved one or a complete stranger. We went after 3.30pm and had no problems getting into the park, none of those queues people mention.
  • Amazing place. Very interesting. Massive queues around lunch time so aim to be there for opening time. 2 minutes up the road from the camel stalls. Restaurant there which cooks it's chicken coming from heat from the ground.
  • We toured the park as part of a full day bus tour with 'low cost tours'. Much better than trying to do it yourself as there is no waiting around and you get a full guided commentary along the way. Oh yes, and the views are spectacular too!
  • Whilst the scenery is stunning; the €9pp ticket fee only buys you a trip on a run down bus without a guide or at least, a decent recording of the park's history. You're not allowed to stop anywhere whilst driving in the national park, even to take a photo. Whilst I appreciate the need for conservation, there are no designated walking trails either.
  • A great trip and a must to see if visiting Lanzarote. The 3 experiments they have at the top are definitely a sight to see. Then the coach trip around the lava fields and craters is excellent.